02/21/07 133 W, 1 I - + 20 - 17 Station Renovations

Wake County EMS Station 1 at the Public Safety Center in downtown Raleigh was recently renovated to improve bay flooring, update living quarters, and better accommodate citizens with disabilities. The apparatus floor was coated with a material that was not available when the structure was built in 1991, a composite coating that prevents slips, hides dirt, and maintains a shine. A new set of ADA-compliant cabinets and sinks were installed to replace the aging originals. New kitchen appliances with greater capacity were also installed. Sleeping quarters now include divider walls for greater privacy. The exhaust vacuums were replaced with the Plymovent System in the bays, and ramps were added for easier access to the living quarters. The entire station received a fresh coat of paint. Pics forthcoming.

Wow that looks really nice, kind of hard to beleive that it is an emergency service station.
guest - 02/21/07 - 15:16

Really the only thing “fancy” is the stainless steel appliances. Dishwashers are now required. Everything else just looks like standard (cheap probably is a better word) countertops, cabinets, and, hahaha, that furniture!!
pal - 02/21/07 - 16:56

Speaking as a Paramedic from another county, I would love to have a station equipped like that!!!
Steven (Email) - 02/21/07 - 17:23

If it wasn’t for emergency services, “This End Up” would be belly up…..
Silver - 02/21/07 - 18:12

On the plus side, all that “standard” equipment lasts for a really long time, and that is one factor the County looked at when purchasing items for all stations. Employee (and volunteer, if the case warranted) input was taken the whole process, so it turned out very good for all involved.
EMS Guy (Email) - 02/21/07 - 19:14

“This End Up”.... “belly up”... nice.
Luke - 02/21/07 - 19:14

Actually the original “This End Up” did go belly up at one point in time. EMS still has many couches and chairs from the late 80’s that have merely seen new cushions every few years, but otherwise have proven to be a wise investment. Speaking as an EMS employee that was there the day we moved into this station in 1991, the renovations were well past due. If you get downtown, stop by for a visit. We’re planning to get the Major Ops truck in service in March and it will assume it’s new home in Bay 1 there.
Olson - 02/21/07 - 22:47

Photos: http://www.legeros.com/ralwake/photos/20..
Legeros - 02/21/07 - 22:52

Luke, figured you’d like that….
Silver - 02/21/07 - 23:19

you’d figure they would have replaced the patch on the outside as well!

I had no idea what it looked like before, but that’s a pretty nice place for an EMS station, looks very usable and livable.
CFP 7021 - 02/21/07 - 23:37

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